Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Activity 4: Building Teams

Part of Families

Activity time: 5 minutes

Description of Activity

Remind participants that soon they will be embarking on their own photo-documentation of families. Ask them to consider what might be the best way to collaborate on this project. Would they like to work as a single group? In teams? In pairs?

There are pros and cons to working in small groups. One benefit is that small-group work allows participants more autonomy with a portion of the project. A potential drawback is that teams are dependent upon continuous, steady participation by all members. Discuss what seems realistic and feasible with the youth and develop a strategy.